UNCW Communication Studies/Readers Theatre Presents WORKING Musical Production

The UNCW Department of Communication Studies/Readers Theatre presents the musical WORKING April 26-29.

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Monday, April 16, 2012

The UNCW Department of Communication Studies/Readers Theatre presents the musical WORKING April 26-29 through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). This production involves students from a wide range of majors as performers, designers, and technicians. Based on the popular Studs Terkel novel of the same title, the stage play was created by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell) and features music by various artists including Schwartz and James Taylor. The upcoming UNCW production is directed/choreographed by faculty member Frank P. Trimble with music direction by Wilmington performer/instructor Lynn O'Connell.

Shows run at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday with 2 p.m. matiness Saturday and Sunday in the Leutze Hall Television Studio (room 125). General seating tickets are free to UNCW students and $8 for all others. Complimentary student tickets are available in the Department of Communication Studies Main Office (2nd floor Leutze Hall). Tickets may be purchased at www.uncw.edu/com or at the door (subject to availability).

Showcasing Terkel's compelling interviews with American workers, WORKING paints a vivid portrait of the men and women the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the parking lot attendant, the waitress, the millworker, the mason, the trucker, the fireman, the housewife, just to name a few. It's a highly original look at the American landscape that's simply impossible to forget. With universal subject matter and a diverse, ensemble cast, WORKING is one of the most accessible, relevant and substantive musicals ever created.

Media Contact: Frank Trimble, 910.962.3441